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Donald Trump Fondly Recalls Firing 'Total Sleaze' James Comey

Donald Trump Fondly Recalls Firing 'Total Sleaze' James Comey

Other US officials learned that Trump had taken possession of the notes when they asked the interpreter for information about the discussion beyond a brief readout Tillerson had provided.

As a result, US officials said there is no detailed record, even in classified files, of Trump's face-to-face interactions with the Russian leader at five locations over the past two years.

- A national security threat?

Citing unnamed current and former USA officials, the Washington Post reported on Saturday that Trump had taken extraordinary measures to hide the contents of his meetings with Putin. Trump has suggested over the past week that he may declare a national emergency and redirect other funds to begun building the wall, but on Friday said he wasn't rushing to use that option. They also sought to determine whether Trump was deliberately working for Russian Federation or had unintentionally been influenced by Moscow.

Administration officials have been unable to glean details of at least three other public interactions between the leaders over the past two years.

Trump reportedly confiscated his translator's notes after his first meeting with Putin in Hamburg (above).

Trump did so after a meeting with Putin in 2017 in Hamburg that was also attended by then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.

Comey took to Twitter later on Saturday, offering a quote he attributed to former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made".

A published report said federal law enforcement officials were so concerned about Trump's behaviour in the days after he fired James Comey as FBI director that they opened an investigation into whether Trump had been working for Russian Federation against US interests.

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As CNN first reported, the Federal Bureau of Investigation opened the Trump probe, in the hectic days after the President fired Comey, after considering various options for dealing with the firing.

Robert Mueller has spent 20 months investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and possible collusion between the Trump's campaign and Moscow. "That meeting is open for grabs".

"Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, nearly all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin' James Comey, a total sleaze!"

Trump fired Comey on May 9, 2017, citing a letter from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that sharply criticized Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

The Associated Press, commenting on Trump's next series of tweets, which related to the partial government shutdown and the wall, seemingly ridiculed the president as "tweet [ing] into the void" while Congress is away from D.C.

When asked by Pirro on Saturday about the Times' report and whether he had ever worked for Russia, Trump said, "I think it's the most insulting thing I've ever been asked".

The Post reported that the White House spokesperson added that the Trump administration "has imposed significant new sanctions in response to Russian malign activities".

President Trump took aim at his "Russiagate" critics on Saturday, tweeting that he has been "FAR tougher on Russia" than his predecessors, including Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, but adding that he expects to see "good relations" between the U.S. and Russian Federation "someday".


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